Using Atlas Abroad
Atlas and other integrated software such as Rcopia are currently only available to users within the US. That means if you’re a doctor traveling abroad, you won’t be able to gain access to either application. In order to access Atlas directly while abroad, the best solution is to connect using a US-based VPN.
What is a VPN?
A VPN – or virtual private network – is essentially a way of creating a private network on a public network like the internet. It allows users to encrypt their data and send and receive information across a public network as if their devices were connected directly to the private network. Since public or shared networks are often untrustworthy and vulnerable, many travelers use VPN software when accessing the internet on the road for additional security and peace of mind.
Using a VPN will change your IP address and replace it with another from a location of your choice. Taking advantage of this feature allows you to access Atlas as though you were logging in from the US.
Theoretically, any US-based VPN software will work when connecting to Atlas from abroad, but we went out of our way to test this one and confirmed that it performs well:
- ExpressVPN (making sure to pick an US location)
To get started, you will need to sign up with a VPN. Once you’ve signed up, open your VPN software and click “connect”, making sure to select an US-based VPN server location. Once connected, simply sign into Atlas as you normally would at home, and you’ll be able to access all of its features, including Rcopia.
If you have any questions, please contact support and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.